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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R. v. Thompson [1814] NSWKR 10 ; [1814] NSWSupC 10

embezzlement - sentencing

Court of Criminal Jurisdiction
Bent J.A.., 25 March 1814
Source: Court of Criminal Jurisdiction Minutes, 1813-1815, State Records N.S.W, 5/1121- 271

James Thompson of Windsor Labourer is put to the Bar charged with feloniously embezzling and making away with the sum of £40.5.0 the Property of William Baker his Master, and received by him the said James Thompson for and on account and his Master at Sydney on the 10th day of January 1814 (information no 14).
To this information the Prisoner pleads that he is Guilty.
The Court hereupon doth adjudge that the said James Thompson is guilty of the felony wherewith he stands charge and that for the said offence he the said James Thompson be sent to Newcastle and there kept to hard Labour for the space of five years.

Ellis Bent
J.A.

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